Give toys or books

Sadly, many children living in financial disadvantage will not receive a gift this Christmas.

The Smith Family's Toy & Book Appeal is your opportunity to help bring a smile to a disadvantaged child's face this Christmas.

The Smith Family has a long and proud association with Christmas. The organisation was founded in 1922 when five businessmen decided to deliver toys to orphans on Christmas Eve. This year with your help, The Smith Family aims to deliver more than 36,000 new toys and 24,000 new books to children in need around Australia.

It's only Christmas when we share it and this gesture of goodwill ensures that all Australian families can come together at Christmas to share gifts and celebrate. The Smith Family continues to provide opportunities for disadvantaged Australians to participate fully in society and we believe that Christmas is a time when all Australians should feel they belong, regardless of circumstances.

The Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal, it's only Christmas when we share it

Make a personal financial donation or fundraise

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Make a personal financial donation or fundraise

With so many children to help we often need to purchase additional gifts particularly for age categories that are often overlooked, Your contribution ensures that we can brighten Christmas for children of all ages. 

You can make a personal financial donation or fund raise in your community through:

- Making a donation on behalf of a loved one

- Accept gold coin donations at your office or school holiday party

- Make a personal financial donation

All financial contributions are tax-deductible.

Make a Donation

Purchase a gift online

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Purchase a gift online

Purchasing a gift online is a great way of giving at Christmas, with the convenience of no shopping, storing or delivery. 

You simply select a gift from our online catalogue and The Smith Family then ensures that the gift goes to a child in need this Christmas. 

The Toy and Book Appeal online gift catalogue features a range of gifts matching the age, gender and interests of the children. The Smith Family team then specially selects gifts for our children to ensure that no child misses out this Christmas

 Purchase a gift online




Register to collect or buy toys and books in your community

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Register to collect or buy toys and books in your community

Christmas is a time to share! Host a toy and book collection at your workplace, club, school or community group. It's a great way to get together to make a big contribution to thousands of disadvantaged children this Christmas. 

Register online and receive your digital introduction pack to help you get your collection started. .

Register for A Gift Collection

a very special thanks

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This Christmas, many thousands of individuals and organisations will help us collect, pack and distribute Toy and Book Packs around Australia. It is an enormous project - from the donation of the first toy, to the packing production lines, to the hundreds of drivers who help deliver the gifts to families in need.

All this wonderful work could not be achieved without the generous in-kind support given by the following organisations:

Adelaide Event and Exhibition Centre
Border Express
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melbourne Showgrounds
Omnilink
Sydney Showground
BOQ
Chep
Colliers
GE
Grace Removals
Hardys Wine Storage
Linfox
Melway
Mini Movers
Premier Stateliner
PSMA